All dogs must be tethered with a non-stretch leash no longer than 1.85m in a public place. (Picture: courtesy)
The City of Saint-Philippe recalls that it reviewed its animal by-law earlier this year. Since July 1, it is mandatory to present proof of sterilization and vaccination against rabies to obtain the license of your animal.
This is also mandatory on the territory of the municipality, adds Saint-Philippe. It is possible to obtain it at a cost of $20 per dog and $15 per cat in person at Town Hall or by mail by completing the online form. It is free for microchipped animals.
“Citizens must provide their cat or dog with a license within thirty days of moving to the territory, adopting the animal or when the animal has reached the age of three months”, details the City in a press release.
The obligation to obtain a license also applies to owners of animals that were registered before June 2016, when the licensing system came into force, Saint-Philippe said.
Number of animals allowed
The new version of the regulations now allows a Saint-Philippine household to own three dogs, three cats, two dogs and a cat or two cats and a dog. It is forbidden to exceed the limit of three dogs or cats, except in agricultural zones where the number of cats is unlimited.
“In addition to the total number of dogs and cats allowed, citizens are limited to a maximum of eight pets, all species combined, with the exception of fish,” continues the City.
Citizens who do not comply with animal regulations are subject to a more severe fine than before.
In addition, the new regulations no longer provide specific provisions for certain breeds of dogs, including the pit bull.
“More restrictive measures are however planned for dogs declared potentially dangerous by the municipal council, specifies Saint-Philippe. It is, among other things, provided that the City may require that a dog exhibiting dangerous behavior be submitted to an examination by a specialized veterinarian so that its dangerousness is designated.
A dog declared dangerous must at all times:
- Have an up-to-date rabies vaccine, be sterilized and microchipped, unless a contraindication for a dog authorized by a veterinarian
- Be guarded and supervised by a person aged 18 and over when the dog is in the presence of a child aged 10 and under
- Be guarded by means of a device that prevents him from leaving the limits of private land, which is not fenced or whose fence does not allow him to be contained therein.
- Wear a basket muzzle in a public place and be held by a leash no longer than 1.25 m. (Source: City of Saint-Philippe)
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